Game of Thrones actor John Stahl has died at the age of 68


Game of Thrones actor John Stahl has died at the age of 68, his agent has confirmed.

The Scottish actor played the role of Rickard Karstark in two series of the popular HBO fantasy show.

He was also known for playing Inveradarroch on the long-running soap opera Take The High Road from 1982 until production ceased in 2003.

A statement from his agent, Amanda Fitzalan Howard, described him as “an actor of remarkable ability and a fixture of Scottish theatre”.

It added: “He died on March 2nd, 2022 on the Isle of Lewis and is survived by his wife Jane Paton.”

Stahl has also appeared in numerous theater productions throughout his career, including appearances with The Royal Shakespeare Company and The National Theatre.

His Take The High Road colleague Derek Lord paid tribute to Stahl and reminisced about their time on set together.

Lord wrote on Twitter: “Sorry to hear that my old High Road colleague John Stahl has passed away.

“I remember he was upset when some idiot in the production decided to drop his character’s name Inverdarroch and use Tom Kerr instead.

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“To me he will always be Inverdarroch, the only man to defeat Sneddon in a fair fight.”

Scottish screenwriter Peter May also remembered the actor, recalling how he recently attended his online wedding.

He said: “Awfully sad to hear that my old friend John Stahl has passed away. I wrote so many scenes for the character Inverdarroch that he portrays in Take The High Road.

“Just recently attended his online wedding. I last saw him in Adelaide, Australia at a fun reunion. RIP John.”

Writer Ian Rankin, best known for his Inspector Rebus novels, said he had hoped to work with the actor again after starring in his play Long Shadows, describing his performance as “terrifying and charismatic”.

Scottish playwright and theater director David Greig described him as a “really great actor” and noted that the Scottish theater world will miss him.

He added that he had been a “darling member of society” on many Scottish shows and recalled his roles in The Winter’s Tale, Gagarin Way and his own play The Architect.

The National Theater of Scotland also paid tribute, saying it was “deeply saddened” to hear the news.

Sharing a photo of the actor on Twitter, they added: “We were fortunate to work with John on Mary Stuart and The James Plays.

“His passing is a great loss to the industry and we will miss him dearly. Our thoughts are with his loved ones.”

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